eZeScreen 1.0 Plug-in from eZedia Available for Apple’s iMovie 2
WINNIPEG, CANADA =96 June 10, 2002 =96 eZedia Inc., a leader in digital medi=
software technology, today released eZeScreen 1.0, the second in a series
of plug-ins for iMovie 2, the world’s most popular, easy-to-use consumer
digital video editing software from Apple. eZedia’s eZeScreen plug-in gives
iMovie 2 users professional blue screen and green screen video effects.
Users can position an additional movie over an iMovie 2 clip and adjust the
transparency and fade levels of any selected color to add animated logos,
talking heads, or any QuickTime supported movie.
eZedia’s first iMovie plug-in, eZeMatte 1.0, was released in April 2002 and
allows any QuickTime supported image to overlay an iMovie clip. Users can
add borders, frames, themes, logos or any customized graphic.
“With eZeScreen, iMovie 2 users can include Hollywood-style special effects
that were previously only available in professional level products.
Combined with eZeMatte, graphics and movies can now both be easily layered
over iMovies,” said Stefan Embleton, President and Chief Executive Officer
of eZedia Inc. “The eZedia plug-ins for iMovie 2 continue to follow our
mandate of producing incredibly powerful authoring software that lets
everyone communicate through the digital medium.”
“iMovie 2 has made it easy for consumers to create professional quality
desktop movies, right on their Mac,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice
president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “It’s exciting to see
developers like eZedia develop these new plug-ins that create even more
opportunities for consumers to express themselves.”
eZeScreen ($39 USD) and eZeMatte ($29 USD) require Mac OS X and iMovie
2.1.1 or greater, and can be purchased by visiting the eZedia web site at
eZedia released the newest version of its primary product, eZediaMX, at
Macworld San Francisco in January 2002 with great success, being singled
out as one of the most innovative products at the show. eZediaMX
revolutionizes cross-platform multimedia authoring and editing with a
unique visual linking environment and intuitive interface. It combines
superior media handling with innovative interactivity tools and easy-to-use
logic elements that will unleash one’s imagination and enhance their
digital lifestyle. eZediaMX can be used to quickly and easily create
digital portfolios, business presentations, multimedia slide shows, web
videos, animations and interactive CD-Rom projects.
Utilizing the latest technologies from QuickTime=99, Java=99 and OpenGL=99,
eZediaMX provides advanced features such as movie and media masking,
non-destructive video editing, animation, text to speech, sound mixing and
fading and full control of VRs all without any programming or scripting. It
has never been easier to combine and edit all media formats including
video, graphics, animation, sound, MP3s, VRs and text.
About eZedia Inc.
Founded in 1994 by Stefan Embleton, eZedia Inc. has grown from a
full-service interactive digital media development organization to a leader
in digital media software technology. The company derives its name from the
phrase “easy media” which underscores its corporate focus on the delivery
of easy-to-use and easy-to-learn digital media authoring and development
products. The management team includes industry veterans from Oracle,
Electronic Arts, Rolls Royce, Bristol Aerospace, Boeing, Xerox, IBM and the
music publishing division of Oxford University Press.
The release of eZediaMX 2.0 in November of 2000 and version 3.0 in January
2002 launched eZedia into a leading position based on its cross-platform
(Mac OS and Windows) Java implementation and advanced use of object
oriented constructs for the development and delivery of digital media
productions. The software enables users at work, at home and at school to
take full advantage of all the forms of digital media they come in contact
with every day. More information about eZedia Inc. is available on the
Company’s web site at (http://www.ezedia.com/)http://www.ezedia.com/.